Blue Guitars 2005 Album Number Eight - Gospel Soul Blues & Motown. While the basic structures and rhythms of the Blues remained true to the original, still a new generation moved the Blues onwards, banjo style played on electric guitar became the electric "sitar", the sound hit the nerve of the Indy/Hippie generation, instantly recognizable: Tamla Motown. Softer and easier accessible than previous hybrids of the Blues, basically every song was a hit.
Blue Guitars is a Blues album released by Chris Rea on October 14, 2005, consisting of eleven CDs, one DVD and a full-color book, including paintings by the artist, liner notes and song lyrics. The album is an ambitious project with the 137 songs recorded over the course of 1½ years with a work schedule - according to Chris Rea himself - of twelve hours a day, seven days a week. Initially, the project was inspired by Bill Wyman's "Blues Odyssey" and can be called an "odyssey" in its own right, for depicting a journey through the various epochs of Blues Music, starting at its African origins and finishing with modern-time Blues from the 60s and 70s. Subsequently the eleven CDs are titled the following: "Beginnings", "Country Blues", "Louisiana & New Orleans", "Electric Memphis Blues", "Texas Blues", "Chicago Blues", "Blues Ballads", "Gospel Soul Blues & Motown", "Celtic & Irish Blues", "Latin Blues" and "60s & 70s".
The collection is the fifth and last release in a line of Blues recordings Chris Rea has made since recovering from a serious disease at the turn of the millennium and promising himself a return to his Bluesy roots in the event that he survived. According to Rea "Blue Guitars" will be his last solo effort; however, he will continue to release albums as a member of the band "Memphis Fireflies".
And your life Is blowing over A little faster every day Better stop for a while And it think it over Cos you know for sure You lost your way Does what's around you really matter? is there something left undone? A simple dream you left behind you Now the truth has got you Undone
Are you ready? Oh tell me Are you ready? Are you ready? ...
Жизнь твою уносит ветер- День наполнен суетой. Лучше сделать остановку- И подумать в этот вечер, Ведь утерян был путь твой.
Что вокруг и правда, важно? Что же не завершено? То мечтой было однажды, Правдой, знать что не дано.
Ты готов? О, скажи мне- Ты готов? Ты готов?
Special thanks to Dmytro Bryushkov for his valuable contribution on Russian translation ! http://lyricstranslate.com/el/translator/dmytrobryushkov
This video has been published with absolute respect and admiration to Chris Rea's music !